AF3IRM/ GabNet Irvine Launches Letter-Writing Campaign; Demands Myspace Take Down Mail-Order Bride Ad “Chnlove.com”
AF3irm/GabNet Irvine denounces Myspace’s ad for “Chnlove.com,” a mail-order bride ad that invites viewers to join and choose a Chinese woman for his/her pleasure.
As part of GabNet’s 16 Days Against Gender Violence, AF3IRM/Gabnet Irvine today launches this letter-writing campaign to pressure Myspace.com to take down this disgusting display of Chinese women for sale.
Websites such as “Chnlove.com” participate in the auctioning off of women for sexual labor. Under the guise of an invitation like “Chinese women seek men for love and marriage,” mail-order bride ads are one of the most common mediums that make sex trafficking possible. These “dating agencies” profit at the hands of sexual exploitation.
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN!!!
Write a letter to Myspace.com to demand the removal of its “Chnlove.com” ad.
Below is a template for you to use at your discretion. Feel free to edit and add in your personal remarks.
MAIL your LETTERS to firstname.lastname@example.org
Stand in solidarity against the sexual trafficking of women and children!
Speak out against this unjust exploitation of women’s bodies!
P.O. Box 3032.
Cerritos, CA 90703-3032
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GabNet Irvine’s Letter Template: Feel Free to Use At Your Own Discretion. Insert Your Personal Reactions, Opinions.
To Whom It May Concern:
Hi, my name is ____________. I am from (city), (state).
And I am a student at _________ (if relevant).
I am writing to express my grievance against an ad that Myspace displays every day: Myspace’s “Chnlove.com” ad. This ad tastelessly displays the nameless, bar-coded faces of Chinese women and disregards the fact that women on websites such as this one are sexually trafficked every day.
As a socially conscious Internet user, I expect Myspace.com to hold higher standards of its participation in the sale of mail-order brides, and its invitations to users like myself to participate with them.
I demand that Myspace take down its ad for “Chnlove.com.”
I demand that Myspace relent support of mail-order bride agencies’ ads. Myspace, as an international source of sharing information, can choose not to be complicit in this capitalist assault on women’s bodies.
“Trafficking victims to the United States come from no less than 50 countries and are often forced to toil in garment shops on the outskirts of Los Angeles, brothels in San Francisco, bars in New Jersey and slave-labour farm camps in Florida. United States officials note that 14,500 to 17,500 people are brought into the country for purposes of exploitation every year”.
RN - (RN, UNFPA, State of the World Population 2006: A Passage to Hope; Women and International Migration, 2006) 47
Websites like Myspace set the precedent for other influential networking sites. Please set a standard that is conscious of the dehumanizing effects of global sex trafficking. Remove the “Chnlove.com” ads from your website.